We investigate the electrical properties of Ti/Al ohmic contacts on (NH4)2Sx-passivated N-face n-GaN:Si (4.2× 1018 cm-3) grown by molecular beam epitaxy. It is shown that the passivation results in an increase in the photoluminescence intensity of n-GaN. Current-voltage (I-V) measurements show that the passivated samples experience a slight degradation in the electrical properties upon annealing at 300°C, while the untreated samples show some improvement although still nonohmic. Based on the I-V and X-ray photoemission spectroscopy results, we describe the possible mechanisms for the passivation and annealing dependence of the electrical properties of the Ti/Al contacts to the N-face n-GaN.
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- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry